African Elephant Gives Birth To Twins: A Rare Event That Hasn’t Happened In Decades.

The birth of a new living being is always a source of great emotion and it is inevitable to feel great tenderness in the front of a newborn. The event becomes even more special and moving when it comes to animals of protected species, such as the African elephant, which has been on the list of critically endangered species for some time.

This is why what happened in Kenya is an event that has interested the media around the world because of its rarity.

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In the Samburu reserve, in Nairobi, two elephant calves were born twins, which is exceptional, since twin births in pachyderms only occur in 1% of cases. Because of this, mothers rarely have enough milk to feed two babies.

The last time the same phenomenon occurred was in 2006, according to “Save the Elephants”, a local charity that works to preserve the species and secure its future.

An elephant’s pregnancy is also the longest of any mammal, lasting 22 months. Births occur approximately every four years, a maximum of five births per lifetime.

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The two baby elephants, a male, and a female do not yet have a name, but they became famous as soon as they were born: on the first day of their life, they were already roaming the reserve, led by their mother Bora and a very attentive male. and protective of them.

The cubs were fed by zoologists at the safari park with special food which, supplemented by breastfeeding from their mother, should enable them to cope with their development by meeting the necessary growth needs.

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image credit: Pixabay-Not the actual photo

African elephants are threatened with extinction by poaching for the purpose of selling ivory to Asian countries. However, the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism has announced excellent news: the protection of the species and efforts to combat poachers have paid off, as the number of elephants in the region has multiplied in recent years.

It only remains to wish good luck and long life to these famous and fabulous African twins.

Source used:

https://nypost.com/2022/01/21/rare-twin-baby-elephants-born-in-kenya/

https://www.africanews.com/2022/01/20/rare-elephant-twins-born-in-kenya//

 CNN Travel


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